The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil

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Bahia, Espírito Santo, and Paraná

CBGB 3.06 Montanhas do Espírito Santo

Harvest: October–January
Elevation: 500–1,400 metres (1,640–4,590 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 1,000–1,600 millimetres (39–63 inches)
Temperature: 18–22°C (64–72°F)

The Pedra Azul (blue stone), a granite rock formation in the highlands of Espírito Santo.

The mountains in the West of Espírito Santo include some of the highest peaks in Brazil. Coffee matures very slowly in this region on account of the wet, cool climate . Coffee grown here typically flowers in March and is not ready for picking until October, by which time the harvest in the rest of the country is mostly finished.